Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2020-2021 regular season match between the Houston Rockets (HOU) and the Brooklyn Nets (BKN) on April 1, 2021 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at Barclays Center.
The Brooklyn Nets advances as the number one seed in the Eastern Conference as they beat the Houston Rockets with a final score of 108-120.
The major factor of the Nets being on top of every team in the Eastern Conference right now is because of the brilliance of Kyrie Irving. The first pick of the 2011 NBA Draft tallied 31 big points along with his season-high 12 assists. Some of his assists were directed to Blake Griffin and to Joe Harris for easy and open three-pointers to maximize their lead late in the last quarter.
Harden did not play in the fourth quarter against his former team because he suffered a right hamstring tightness. Before that, he scored 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 dimes.
“Any time someone goes down it’s very concerning,” Irving shared. “Any time someone doesn’t play we definitely have to have that mentality that we’re still going to play at a very high level.”
Despite not having their facilitator, the Nets still managed to pull off 12 straight points to chase the 6-point lead of the Rockets and to have a 6-point lead of their own.
Joe Harris included 28 points for the Nets while shooting 7-12 from the three-point line. Not only that, but he also grabbed 6 rebounds. Additionally, he also crucial shots late in the fourth quarter.
Kevin Porter Jr. of the Houston Rockets tallied 20 points while having 6 assists in 31 minutes of action.
Danuel House Jr. tallied 18 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. He also hit 4 three-point shots in his 8 attempts.
The Brooklyn Nets will advance to 33-15, claiming the number one seed of the Eastern Conference while the Houston Rockets fall down to 13-34.
Rockets vs Nets
Quarters: 42-29; 26-28; 19-29; 21-34
Nets (120) – Irving 31, Harris 28, Harden 17, Claxton 12, Griffin 11
Rockets (108) – Porter Jr. 20, House Jr. 18, Wood 14, Olynyk 14, Brown 11